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Healthy Fall Recipe: Riesling Baked Pears

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It is hard to believe that the fall season starts tomorrow!  What better way to kick off the cooler weather than with a warm healthy recipe for your whole family to enjoy.

We found this yummy recipe on EatWell.com

Riesling Baked Pears

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe pears, preferably Bosc, with stems, washed and dried
  • 2 cups Riesling or other fruity white wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 strips orange zest

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear, to where they will stand upright. Arrange the pears in a 9- to 10-inch pie pan or similar baking dish.
  • Whisk wine and honey in a medium bowl until well blended; pour over the pears.
  • Add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest to the wine mixture around the pears.
  • Roast the pears, basting every 15 minutes, until they are tender, this should take 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of pear used.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pears to shallow dessert bowls.
  • Pour the wine mixture into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes.
  • Drizzle over the pears and garnish with the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange zest.
  • Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

Per Serving;

  • 241 calories;
  • 0 g fat
  • 0 g sat
  • 0 g mono
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 43 g carbohydrates
  • 1 g protein
  • 4 g fiber
  • 2 mg sodium
  • 176 mg potassium

To see extra tips and notes regarding this recipe, please visit: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/riesling_baked_pears.html

Enjoy!!

Sources:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/riesling_baked_pears.html

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